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Winter Trail Run :Woody Gap to Neels Gap and back

The Basics:
Event Type:Trail Run
Event Location: Chattahoochee National Forest   Trail Run: Winter Trail  Run :Woody Gap to Neels Gap and back  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 6 2018  8:30 am >> Sat, Jan 6 2018 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jan 3 2018 3:25 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 5 2018 7:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced (Exploratory)
Distance:21.8 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Hello AOC trail runners, we feel like we need to keep the momentum and kick it up a notch for 2018. So according to Candy, it makes sense to plan for the next best trail running route. We will start at Woody Gap and embark on the route to Neels Gap known as " Preaching Rock". We will make time for a quick snack then go back to complete a total of 21.8 miles and 5,700 feet elevation gain. We will summit Blood Mountain, the highest peak on the GA section of the AT (4450') around 8.5 miles and again at 12.5 miles with the 2nd summit being a bit more difficult as we climb over large boulders and rocks with an elevation gain close to 1300' over 2 miles. The summit of Blood can be blistering chilly and windy.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Winter gear and more gear, since we will start at 10 degrees weather and reach a high of 30 degres only. wool gear, hand and toe warmers, mittens, face cover, jacket
  • headlamp or flashlight
  • water & food
  • Running poles, just in case of ice, poles or fatigue
  • Your best smile
  • trail shoes
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • camera

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Follow directions for Woody Gap recreation Area Highway 60, Dahlonega, GA 30533
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):160Mile(s)
    Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
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    Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $64.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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    Cost Includes:NA

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
    *Note: NA